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Old 01-22-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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hi everyone,
my little man has been great for the past few months, however, one thing that has really bothered me was how he marks his territory on EVERYTHING. it happened on new years, i took him over to a friends house where they had a yorkie as well. first thing mr. bailey did was walk over to the other puppys bed and lifted his leg (when he pees or poos, he squats, he has never lifted his leg before, thats how i knew he was doing something unusual). so i clapped my hands and he stopped.

well thats how it started, now everywhere he goes, my house, my parents, my girlfriends, he always walks around and marks everything with some pee. it gets frustrating because now i can't even pick him up and put him on my microfiber couch without him lifting his leg on a pillow.

i noticed that he marks A LOT at the basin of my sink and toilet in the kitchen bathroom where his food/water and potty pad are (which he still uses to pee and poo on.) i got fed up with cleaning it up every day after work, so today i decided to move his water/food/potty pad into the kitchen where the rest of his toys and carrying crate/bed is.

are there any suggestions to prevent this from happening? he is almost 8 months old, he is not nuetered (will this stop it from happening) and that is the ONLY bad habit he does which gets messy. i have cleaned it and spray some of that sour deterent on the basin of the toilet and sink and he still does it there after the scent has dried off. is there another method to prevent him from doing this!?!?!?

PLEASE HELP!!!

ps. i thought i'd add some pictures of my little man since its been about 3 months now, hes grown about 5lbs but hes still as cute as he was when he was a puppy. the first picture was about 2 months ago, the second one was with his new haircut i gave him as he holds his chew bone between his hands and watches american idol (one of his favorite shows, the other is friends, and the 24, hes a big jack bauer fan). the last one is of his model sideshot pose showing off his new puppy doo.
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He is really cute.. I can only think of the belly band. I trained mine with the water bottle. Everytime they try lifting there leg in the house they get sprayed and biy do they hate that.
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Getting him neutered will help. Chachi is neutered but will still mark if he smells another male dog so I have to put a belly band on him at those times. He has never marked in my house
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he is sooooooo cute if i were you i would nueter him. not just because of the marking. i heard that if you nueter them-they live longer. keep us posted and if you are going to nueter him
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Getting him neutered will help. Chachi is neutered but will still mark if he smells another male dog so I have to put a belly band on him at those times. He has never marked in my house

im embaressed to be asking this, but.......what is a belly band
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He is really cute.. I can only think of the belly band. I trained mine with the water bottle. Everytime they try lifting there leg in the house they get sprayed and biy do they hate that.
okay, so do i spray them with a little water in the face area right after he lifts his leg? because man he is fast, right when that leg is up, dribble dribble and hes done before i can even clap my hands in time hes a real shooter.
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Getting him neutered will help. Chachi is neutered but will still mark if he smells another male dog so I have to put a belly band on him at those times. He has never marked in my house
oh okay so its more of a defensive mechanism against other dogs? because i dont have any others in my house but he started when he saw those other dogs, maybe hes just trying to protect any chance of any other dogs coming around.

its just i feel bad when i bring him to other peoples house and hes leaking everywhere, i dont really MIND in my house because i can clean it up and not worry about it.

does anyone have any other TRICKS i could use to prevent it, i will do them all and report back the results for any others curious with the same issue im having
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he is sooooooo cute if i were you i would nueter him. not just because of the marking. i heard that if you nueter them-they live longer. keep us posted and if you are going to nueter him
what is a good age to nueter them at? he is almost 8 months old, about 5.5 lbs. thanks for the compliment, yes, he loves the ladies, so he is always good when he gets a new hair doo and loves to bathe. he likes smelling fresh for the women. i gave him a mohawk and he walked around petco with his head up and his chest out, i laughed so hard.
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im embaressed to be asking this, but.......what is a belly band
dont be embarrased i dont really have an idea either, i think its just something that goes around their waist and holds their wanker against them from peeing? is that tru? i saw pictures of it before? im out at work from 8-5 though, so what if he has to go pee? no one is there to take it off for him!?
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He is old enough to be neutered now. Most people have it done at 6 months
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He is old enough to be neutered now. Most people have it done at 6 months
oh okay, great! any tips of "after surgery" procedures to make him as comfy as possible? and things i should/should not do
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dont be embarrased i dont really have an idea either, i think its just something that goes around their waist and holds their wanker against them from peeing? is that tru? i saw pictures of it before? im out at work from 8-5 though, so what if he has to go pee? no one is there to take it off for him!?
Yes a band that goes around their middle.

some beople safety pin a wash cloth around them. anything will work until you can order some.

Well they might still pee but it won't get on everything. You can put a half of a poise pad in it to absorb the pee. So you don't have to change the band so often.
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oh okay, great! any tips of "after surgery" procedures to make him as comfy as possible? and things i should/should not do
You want your vet to do blood work before the neuter to make she he doesnt have any disorders that putting him under aneshia could put his life at risk. after the surgery you might want to put a baby onsie on him to keep him from licking the stitches. For ten days they cant have baths or go outside except to go potty and you want to keep him from jumping. My male did much better than my female after the surgery. The hardest part was keeping him from jumping and being so active
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You want your vet to do blood work before the neuter to make she he doesnt have any disorders that putting him under aneshia could put his life at risk. after the surgery you might want to put a baby onsie on him to keep him from licking the stitches. For ten days they cant have baths or go outside except to go potty and you want to keep him from jumping. My male did much better than my female after the surgery. The hardest part was keeping him from jumping and being so active
okay, yeah mr. bailey usually gets excited when people come over or when he sees me, but i just tell him to sit in a stern voice and he stops jumping all around.

just curious, what is nuetering? is it like a male visectomy where they snip something? man, i feel really bad for putting him under the knife, i would be pretty mad if someone "nuetered" me and i had no say eessh, but i guess i gotta do what i gotta do.

what are the benefits from nuetering other than humping everything in site, are there any "CONS" to not having him nuetered?
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okay, yeah mr. bailey usually gets excited when people come over or when he sees me, but i just tell him to sit in a stern voice and he stops jumping all around.

just curious, what is nuetering? is it like a male visectomy where they snip something? man, i feel really bad for putting him under the knife, i would be pretty mad if someone "nuetered" me and i had no say eessh, but i guess i gotta do what i gotta do.

what are the benefits from nuetering other than humping everything in site, are there any "CONS" to not having him nuetered?
No it is castration where they take everything. No more testosterone
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